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Near Abbeville in Lafayette County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tallahatchie River Defense Line

 
 
Tallahatchie River Defense Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
1. Tallahatchie River Defense Line Marker
Inscription. Following their defeat in the battle of Corinth, Confederate forces, now under Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton, established a line of defense on the Tallahatchie River in November 1862. Union Gen. U.S. Grant, moving down the Mississippi Central Railroad, expected to fight Pemberton's army on this line. A Union cavalry raid from Arkansas toward Grenada, however, convinced Pemberton that his left flank was threatened, and in early December he fell back to Grenada and the Yalobusha River line.
 
Erected 2009 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 34° 32.327′ N, 89° 29.635′ W. Marker is near Abbeville, Mississippi, in Lafayette County. Marker is on County Route 7 one mile north of Road 244, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the entrance to the Little Tallahatchie River - Frank Walker Landing. Marker is in this post office area: Abbeville MS 38601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mississipi Central R.R. Campaign (approx. 8.9 miles away); L. Q. C. Lamar House
The view north towards the Little Tallahatchie River bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. The view north towards the Little Tallahatchie River bridge.
(approx. 11.6 miles away); William Faulkner (approx. 11.7 miles away); Oxford Cemetery (approx. 11.8 miles away); Freedmen Town (approx. 12 miles away); Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign (approx. 12 miles away); Burns "Belfry" Church (approx. 12 miles away); Oxford & Lafayette County Blues (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  "Grant's Mississippi Central Railroad Campaign and the defense of Vicksburg". (Submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Entrance sign to Little Tallahatchie River boat landing. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
3. Entrance sign to Little Tallahatchie River boat landing.
Little Tallahatchie River under the Highway 7 bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
4. Little Tallahatchie River under the Highway 7 bridge.
Water level is so low at this time that no boats can use the landing.
John C. Pemberton image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
5. John C. Pemberton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 89 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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